We’re a fun and friendly company offering an informal working environment with offices in central Bath. We are always growing, work fast but accurately, have an international reach and are nerdy as hell! We are committed to being an inclusive workplace and have various groups and events to hear underrepresented voices including Women, Neurodiversity, Diversity, and Pride.
Our people make our success, so it is only fair we give plenty in return, including:
28 days holiday, plus bank holidays
Your birthday off
Private medical plan through Vitality with enhanced mental health provision
Profit share scheme for all
Employee Assistance Programme
Discounted Gift Card scheme
Employee social events, including Christmas & summer parties
We are a global media business specialising in the gaming industry. We have a publishing arm consisting of a dozen owned websites including PCGamesN.com, and over 100 network site partners such as TrueAchievements.com. We are based in Bath but are open to taking on remote employees within the UK too.
You will run the News department within PCGamesN, managing the Deputy News Editor and an international team of News Writers. With knowledge of the PC gaming landscape, you'll have an instinct for the stories our audience wants to read and where to find them. You'll set and prioritise a daily news agenda, jumping on stories breaking elsewhere as well as generating original and exclusive news content around the biggest games on PC, and set a long-term strategy for growing the department's traffic.
You will be responsible for:
Managing the news team, ensuring all members perform at their best and remain happy and motivated
Keeping abreast of breaking news across the PC gaming landscape and directing our coverage of them, ensuring regular coverage of our core games in particular
Generating original and exclusive news content by conducting follow-ups, seeking comment, and identifying opportunities for longer-form investigative work
Writing, editing, and updating news stories
Monitoring out-of-hours news output and ensuring evening and weekend staff are supported
Building and maintaining relationships with PRs, developers, publishers, etc
Developing awareness of Google's inner workings and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) best practices in order to improve the visibility of news coverage and optimise traffic
Plan ahead for events such as E3, embargoes, and other scheduled developments
Occasional review, preview, or feature work, and occasional press trip attendance
Using monitoring and reporting tools (e.g. Parse.ly, Google Analytics) to identify areas for improvement, and responding accordingly
Keeping our in-house workflow tools (e.g. Asana, Google Calendar) organised
Other tasks as requested by the Deputy Editor, Editor, or Publishing Director
You will have, be, or be able to:
Substantial experience working for established online gaming brands above entry level
Demonstrable experience managing a team, effectively planning and delegating tasks
Experience of planning and writing news content
Strong knowledge of PC games and of the PC gaming news landscape
An eye for stories likely to excite or interest PC gamers, and for the sharpest angle on them
High standards as both a writer and an editor, with superb attention to detail and the ability to explain your copy edits sensitively to others to help them improve
Understand and act upon analytics data in a strategic manner
Produce proof of right to work in the UK by the start of employment
Network N is a global media business specialising in the gaming industry. We have a publishing arm consisting of a dozen owned websites including PCGamesN.com, Pocket Tactics and The Digital Fix and over 150 network site partners such as TrueAchievements.com. We produce class-leading content for clients via our creative agency team, Project N and work with publishers and advertisers to unlock audience value via Publisher Collective. We are based in Bath but are open to taking on remote employees within the UK too.
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